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International Wildlife Museum

#21 of 287 things to do in Tucson Features Animals
4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
+1 520-629-0100
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Great for kids of all ages!

My first 'go to' with my grandchildren during hot weather. So many 'hands on' areas that make if... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katrina C
Fun for all ages

Have been visiting this place since I was a child and it keeps getting better. Great displays you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The International Wildlife Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of and appreciation for the diverse wildlife of the world, as well as explaining the role of wildlife management in conservation. Founded in 1988, the museum has over 400 kinds of insects, mammals and birds from all over the globe. Some of the collections are more than 100 years old and all the species found at the museum were donated by various government agencies, wildlife rehabilitation centers, captive breeding programs, zoos and individuals. The museum features a collection of animals from all over the world, along with dioramas re-creating the natural environment in which these animals live. Your visit is an excellent opportunity to see animals up close and gain a better understanding of their size and adaptive characteristics. The museum has many touchable specimens on display. All exhibits are indoors and the facility is wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned. Wildlife movies run hourly from 10am until 4pm.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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4800 W Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-9600
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+1 520-629-0100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first 'go to' with my grandchildren during hot weather. So many 'hands on' areas that make if fun for the young ones and so much information available for the older ones. And being inside means no hurry to get out of the heat. Such...More

Thank Katrina C
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for visiting and enjoying the museum! We're so happy to hear your review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been visiting this place since I was a child and it keeps getting better. Great displays you can go at your own pace or get a tour.

Thank christinawaldao
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum. We really enjoyed looking at the many exhibits. We will visit again, next time we are in town.

Thank Jung Yi T
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate it and will see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to see what it was all about. Really neat displays. The movie was very good but didn't seem new. Great place to see animals in their natural habitats although it's all just displays and nothing living. When it's hot outside this is...More

Thank Marlenelisch1953
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two nephews who were visiting me. They enjoyed it, some parts of it are almost creepy, but we had a nice time. We spent about 2 hours there (we watched one of their nature movies in their small theatre). Considering it's very...More

Thank Monica B
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this by accident just driving by and we stopped on a whim. So glad we did! The quality of the taxidermy is far above average but just as impressive is the information provided. This place is dedicated to education and conservation and does a...More

Thank ny2nm
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's great to hear! Thank you for stopping and visiting the Museum! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was highly recommended by some friends and it did not disappoint. The animals are well displayed with signs telling some interesting facts. It is well worth seeing.

Thank showmemo61
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed the museum! Thank you for visiting and please thank your friends for the recommendation! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went o n a free day. Tons of "trophys" and mothers and children. Possibly the largest collection of stuffed animals I've ever seen.

Thank bilohak
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I homeschool my daughter, so when we visit Tucson I try and do things that will add to her education. The International Wildlife Museum certainly fits the bill, and she thoroughly enjoys her visits. She can read about all types of animals, everything from their...More

Thank Nicole K
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate hearing this very much and love to hear how the Museum enhances educational experiences! Thanks for visiting and we'll see you next year!

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing amount of taxidermied animals. Especially in McElroy Hall. You see animals at the zoo, but you can't get this close to see their extraordinary size. Very educational. Looking forward to the Teddy Roosevelt exhibit later this month.

Thank azis4me
Amy S, Manager at International Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks so much for your review - We appreciate it! Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you at the opening of the T.R. exhibit on May 20, 10am-12pm!

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Pamela O
Wheelchair accessible ?
21 April 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, the museum is completely wheelchair accessible. There are 2 wheelchairs here to borrow as well in case you need them. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
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BDiekema
Is this museum handicap accessible and are there places to sit and rest if needed?
30 January 2017|
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Response from ted m | Reviewed this property |
there are places to rest and sit, it also has snack shop where there's tables and chairs.
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Jamsforever
How many grandchildren can attend per visit if grandparents have membership?
24 January 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Up to 6 children, if you have a family membership ☺
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